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Oct 8, 2012 4:00am EDT
to a very hostile environment. >> are you ready for that? >> i know i'm ready for that because i've been trained the last five years. >> reporter: baumgartner, a 43-year-old australian and elite sky diver will rise before daybreak and be lifted by a capsule. the assent will take three hours. temperatures will fall as low as minus 70 degrees. once he jump, baumgartner wearing a pressurized suit will be in free fall for five minutes. his top speed could hit 700 miles per hour. he'll become the first human in free fall to break the speed of sound. >> nobody can tell me what happens to the human body in free fall when you supply super sonic speed. >> reporter: joe kitinger has held the skydiving record since 1960 free falling 84 feet up. he's helping to train baumgartner. >> we have better suits and better equipment but the danger is still there. hasn't changed a bit. >> reporter: nasa and the u.s. air force will monitor baumgartner's jump to learn about high altitude limits on the human body. >> are you understandably nervous about that? >> oh, yes. >> reporter: baumgartner says he's also c
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
. for some reason presidents who live in this kind of cloistered environment where they are not challenged on a day-to-day basis, they get into debate prep, they get into that one on one situation with another candidate and just don't feel challenged. it takes that one debate to shake things up and get them back on track. >> american airlines has a my explanation for seats that fell apart in mid-flight. american is fixing seats on 48 of its 757 jets. dozens of flights are cancelled today. 50 flights were cancelled yesterday. seats have come loose on three american flights since last week. at first american said faulty floor clamps were to blame. now the airline says it was a combination of wear, poor design and even spilled soda. >> a cable tv movie on the killing of osama bin laden will air two days before the election. some critics want to know why. "s.e.al. team six: the raid on osama bin laden aka code name geronimo" is scheduled for november 4th on the national geographic channel. the movie is produced by the weinstein company, co-chairman harvey weinstein is a major fundraiser for th
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